Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Part 2 of Prep Day

Our last visit at the hospital today was with the surgeon, Dr. Jaggers. He's a very nice man. He let us know that her ASD will just need a couple sutures, but the VSD is large and will need a patch. Both are very routine and should go well. He went over all the stuff we can expect and again all those risks. However he put some numbers to it and all the risks are less than 1% chance. I do better with the facts-it actually put my mind at ease. Her risk of not making it through the surgery or post op is about 3%-but again that does not scare me since I'm at complete peace that she won't be leaving us anytime soon.

Sam did well with her sedation and woke up nice and hungry. She ate a ton! Dr. Jaggers says Sam's biggest hurdle will be her high blood pressure in the lungs. What we are praying for is that once the defects are closed (primarily the one between the ventricles), the pressures will respond quickly and that will be the end of it. Otherwise she may need to be on meds for a while and worst case scenario forever (this is very unlikely). He says she will be coming home on oxygen for sure. I say we pray against that and she does so well that it's not needed!

That should be all for today! We are back at the hotel just hanging out. Sam is sleeping and we are watching a movie. Should be a pretty mellow rest of the day-getting rested up for tomorrow. We have to be at the hospital at 6am for 7:30 surgery, so morning will come early. Especially since I have to feed her at 3:30am as her last feeeding before hand. I will plan on posting again once Sam's out of surgery.

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